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“Real BBQ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of BBQ Joint

BBQ Joint
601 NE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277
+1 360-679-3500
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Ranked #2 of 72 restaurants in Oak Harbor
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dessert
Description: We have much more room on the inside than it appears from the outside. Plenty of room for large groups and we are able to serve you quickly. We pride ourselves on great food, friendly service and a sparkling clean restaurant. Real southern BBQ made by real Texans.
BC
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Real BBQ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Best ever brisket. Portions large enough to share if you get the 4 meat plate. Husband said those were the best baked beans he had ever had, At first thought chicken and ribs a little dry but then dipped them in the sauce and they were so good. Did not try the pulled pork but will next time. Potato salad was also very good. Slaw lacked a little zing.
A repeat visit definitely worth while. Had brisket sandwiches while we waited or the ferry to Port Townsend. SOOOOO good.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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BBQJ, Owner at BBQ Joint, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
What a nice review! We are so happy you loved the brisket.. The beans are Tim' recipe and he is delighted that your husband thought they were the best. We apprecite your taking time to post a 5 star review!
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Greensboro
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great barbecue away from home.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I always get the Carolina pulled pork being from NC. It tastes genuine along with the other foods on the meal including cole slaw and potato salad. Their homemade cornbread tastes great and fresh. I always take my meals out but there looks to be enough room for seating. I highly recommend this place to anyone in the area with a craving for BBQ.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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BBQJ, Owner at BBQ Joint, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you so much! Being Texans,we especially value compliments on our Carolina Pulled Pork from North Carolinians, because ya"ll know how it is supposed to be. Sonna &Tim
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Stanwood, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great BBQ in the Northwest!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This is a quality, quality BBQ place. From the ribs, to the pulled pork to the coconut cream pie, this place has amazing food. Whatever they do, they do well. Which, along with the food, the service is top notch. We arrived close to closing on a Saturday night and everyone was still so full of smiles and so very friendly. We drove an hour to get to this place, and it was worth every bit of our time! Highly recommend!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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BBQJ, Owner at BBQ Joint, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Wade S., thank you so much for the excellent review. Those are all the things we strive for, and we are so happy that you enjoyed the food and our wonderful staff. Thanks for taking the time to write a review, it really is very good to hear.
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Omaha
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94 reviews 94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“YOU CAN SMELL IT!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Knew it was genuine BBQ by the smell when i walked into this "joint". We stopped here on our drive from Anacortes to Freeland after a day of whale watching. We were hungry! We found a nice variety of smoked meats and a nice selection of side items. A very helpful staff. The BBQ Joint may not be as good as the BBQ in Kansas City, but they are pretty darn close. A great find on a great island.

Visited August 2013
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BBQJ, Owner at BBQ Joint, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
We are very happy you gave us a try. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. It means a lot to us and brings us new customers. We think the smell is one of our best advertisements:-)
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Mmmmm, good BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

My family and I stopped here on our way to Deception Pass park. We picked up a little bit of everything! It was so good. The sausage was delicious. As were the corn bread muffins. I'd definitely go back if I was in the area. A thumbs up from the kids, too.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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BBQJ, Owner at BBQ Joint, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
We appreciate the good review and are glad we got to play a small part in your visit to Deception Pass. We love when you bring the kids! Hope you come again.
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